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Advanced Handbag Design course

Date: 24 April 2010

15 hours tuition over three Saturdays:

24th April, 1st May, 15th May

10am – 3pm

"A handbag is a statement of a woman's style, she carries one with her everywhere everyday of her life. Whatever the occasion her handbag is her constant companion, an essential part of who she is.." - Marc Jacobs

Even in the current economic climate, the accessories market is still a growth area. Many of the leading fashion design companies make more money from their accessory ranges than they do from their clothing and as new markets open up, this trend promises to increase. 

This course is for students who already have a basic knowledge of handbag design. Who have the ability to sketch their ideas and designs and may be  thinking of starting their own company.

Advanced Handbag Design will cover:

  • Professional design handbags & leather goods accessories
  • Research and the development of a personal creative identity
  • Collection development
  • Critical paths
  • Sketching, and design details
  • Experimenting with handbag construction
  • Materials, components
  • Sourcing in a global market
  • Trend research
  • Visual communication
  • Brand identity
  • Setting up your business


Required Materials:

  • A notebook of design sketches to development
  • Tear sheets
  • Pattern card
  • Masking tape
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Pens, pencils, etc
  • One A3 notebook/sketchpad or layout pad


Course cost: £150

For bookings and queries: contact FTM on info@ftmlondon.org or telephone 020 7407 8664 or book online from We Got Tickets.

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